Which laws did Napoleon change considering slavery?
At first, Napoleon reintroduced slavery into France in 1802 and its territories due to widespread insurrection within French colonies as to the abolition of slaves. This had little effect in France as most slave owners had ignored the law in the first place. Upon his return to France after exile, Napoleon then abolishes the transport of slaves to French territory in 1815. in an attempt to appease Great Britain which were threatening to declare war on him. This in effect did not abolish slavery within French territory but instead banned the transport of slaves within their Empire, which was seen as a way of gradually ending the trade rather than abruptly abolishing it, which would have been widely unpopular.